texlive-bin: perl utilities runtime failure

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Domagoj Stolfa wrote on 16 Apr 22:49 +0200
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Hello:

I've been trying to use the texlive distribution from guix, but noticed a particular issue with a few of the texlive-bin utilities, namely latexindent and latex-git-log. There may be more that suffer this issue.

Following the discussion on IRC -- when texlive-bin gets installed, it is split up from texlive-texmf. This results in the perl utilities having the wrong @INC path, namely they end up with (using latexindent as an example):

/gnu/store/jr9czrjx7slnda355xfmbv6hkkdpl5qi-texlive-bin-20190410/share/texmf-dist/scripts/latexindent


rather than the expected path containing their includes:

/gnu/store/cqfhb3hfvyxacn200n0jxkf3wq8328yq-texlive-texmf-20190410/share/texmf-dist/scripts/latexindent


This results in a runtime error which looks a bit like "Can't locate LatexIndent/Document.pm in @INC (you may need to install the LatexIndent::Document module)". A simple fix for this would be to migrate texlive-scripts from texlive-bin to texlive-texmf (in tex.scm) or to perhaps merge texlive-bin and texlive-texmf. However, since I haven't done much with guix outside of just using it, I don't really know what the best approach would be. Perhaps it would make sense to discuss what the best approach would be here?

Thanks!

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Domagoj
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Maxim Cournoyer wrote on 19 Apr 04:29 +0200
(name . Domagoj Stolfa)(address . domagoj.stolfa@gmail.com)(address . 47830@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Hi!
Domagoj Stolfa <domagoj.stolfa@gmail.com> writes:
Toggle quote (34 lines)> Hello:>>> I've been trying to use the texlive distribution from guix, but> noticed a particular issue with a few of the texlive-bin utilities,> namely latexindent and latex-git-log. There may be more that suffer> this issue.>>>> Following the discussion on IRC -- when texlive-bin gets installed, it> is split up from texlive-texmf. This results in the perl utilities > having the wrong @INC path, namely they end up with (using latexindent> as an example):>>> /gnu/store/jr9czrjx7slnda355xfmbv6hkkdpl5qi-texlive-bin-20190410/share/texmf-dist/scripts/latexindent >>> rather than the expected path containing their includes:>>> /gnu/store/cqfhb3hfvyxacn200n0jxkf3wq8328yq-texlive-texmf-20190410/share/texmf-dist/scripts/latexindent >>> This results in a runtime error which looks a bit like "Can't locate> LatexIndent/Document.pm in @INC (you may need to install the > LatexIndent::Document module)". A simple fix for this would be to> migrate texlive-scripts from texlive-bin to texlive-texmf (in tex.scm) > or to perhaps merge texlive-bin and texlive-texmf. However, since I> haven't done much with guix outside of just using it, I don't really > know what the best approach would be. Perhaps it would make sense to> discuss what the best approach would be here?
Would you mind trying what you are doing on the core-updates branch?There have been many texlive things fixed there, such as the tlmgrutility in commit 9e78ea79f81d9eec0fab9cbe204899e384973649. Also,04a0b1e09abce99857e7930336421ca6d15ae630 introduced support for usingmultiple TeX Live trees at once, which may or may not fix the issue athand.
Let me know if you need help with something.
Thank you!
Maxim
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